51 min

(April 7th) Ottawa Business Matters Episode 9 with Sueling Ching, Henry Akanko, Erin Crowe and Roxanne Whiting Ottawa Business Matters

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This episode of Ottawa Business Matters, hosted by Sam Laprade and in partnership with the Ottawa Board of Trade, delves into the pulse of Ottawa's business community. On this episode, Sam speaks with Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade about the investment promise for Ottawa by the Ontario government announced at the mayor's breakfast with Premier Doug Ford, highlighting over 543 million in support for Ottawa's development as an economic hub. The relationship between business and community leaders, particularly Mayor Mark Sutcliffe and Premier Ford, demonstrates a commitment to Ottawa's economy. Additionally, the episode features conversations with influential figures like Henry Akanko from Hire Immigrants Ottawa,  Erin Crowe from the Ottawa Senators, discussing the potential downtown arena and its impact on the city, and Roxanne Whiting from ASIGN, shedding light on the vital need for sign language interpretation services for the Deaf community in all aspects of business and life. These discussions not only explore transformative projects and legislative changes affecting Ottawa but also emphasize inclusivity, innovation, and the importance of community engagement in fostering a thriving business environment.
 
00:00 Welcome to Ottawa Business Matters
00:49 Recapping the Mayor's Breakfast with Premier Doug Ford
01:53 The Impact of the New Deal for Ottawa
04:22 Building a Stronger Ottawa: Investments and Community Leadership
05:27 Spotlight on Ottawa's Economic and Infrastructure Development
13:05 Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Ottawa's Workforce with Hire Immigrants Ottawa with Henry Akanko
25:12 A Deep Dive into the Ottawa Senators' Community Engagement
27:37 Transforming Downtown: The Arena Project
28:49 Leadership and Breaking Barriers
29:52 The Importance of Women in Leadership
32:09 A Day in the Life of Erin Crowe
34:20 Expanding Ottawa's Horizons
37:20 Introducing Roxanne Whiting and Asign
38:43 The Journey to Becoming an Interpreter
41:04 The Evolution of Asign and Its Impact
45:29 The Importance of Sign Language Interpretation
47:37 Advice for Engaging the Deaf Community
51:10 Closing Remarks and Future Prospects

Read the full transcript here: https://share.descript.com/view/OjqQhzQNjHw

This episode of Ottawa Business Matters, hosted by Sam Laprade and in partnership with the Ottawa Board of Trade, delves into the pulse of Ottawa's business community. On this episode, Sam speaks with Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade about the investment promise for Ottawa by the Ontario government announced at the mayor's breakfast with Premier Doug Ford, highlighting over 543 million in support for Ottawa's development as an economic hub. The relationship between business and community leaders, particularly Mayor Mark Sutcliffe and Premier Ford, demonstrates a commitment to Ottawa's economy. Additionally, the episode features conversations with influential figures like Henry Akanko from Hire Immigrants Ottawa,  Erin Crowe from the Ottawa Senators, discussing the potential downtown arena and its impact on the city, and Roxanne Whiting from ASIGN, shedding light on the vital need for sign language interpretation services for the Deaf community in all aspects of business and life. These discussions not only explore transformative projects and legislative changes affecting Ottawa but also emphasize inclusivity, innovation, and the importance of community engagement in fostering a thriving business environment.
 
00:00 Welcome to Ottawa Business Matters
00:49 Recapping the Mayor's Breakfast with Premier Doug Ford
01:53 The Impact of the New Deal for Ottawa
04:22 Building a Stronger Ottawa: Investments and Community Leadership
05:27 Spotlight on Ottawa's Economic and Infrastructure Development
13:05 Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Ottawa's Workforce with Hire Immigrants Ottawa with Henry Akanko
25:12 A Deep Dive into the Ottawa Senators' Community Engagement
27:37 Transforming Downtown: The Arena Project
28:49 Leadership and Breaking Barriers
29:52 The Importance of Women in Leadership
32:09 A Day in the Life of Erin Crowe
34:20 Expanding Ottawa's Horizons
37:20 Introducing Roxanne Whiting and Asign
38:43 The Journey to Becoming an Interpreter
41:04 The Evolution of Asign and Its Impact
45:29 The Importance of Sign Language Interpretation
47:37 Advice for Engaging the Deaf Community
51:10 Closing Remarks and Future Prospects

Read the full transcript here: https://share.descript.com/view/OjqQhzQNjHw

51 min